Hackers Get Into Edinburgh City Council Computers And Steal Data


Customers of Edinburgh City Council who have asked for debt advice in the past could find that their details have been stolen by hackers, they managed to get into the councils computer system and steal confidential records, the council recommends that anyone who has used this service in the past should keep an eye on their accounts.

According to a spokesperson from Edinburgh City Council, they said;

“This is a serious crime that could have potentially damaging consequences if individuals’ identities are stolen and used.”

“We have advised people to be vigilant and to check their bank and credit card statements very carefully for unusual transactions.”

Source [BBC]